How to Draw Eyes

This is how I sketch eyes on my portraits. Every artist has his/her own style so feel free to deviate! ;)

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How to Draw Eyes
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Lightly draw 2 horizontal lines on a piece of paper, about a centimeter apart. Add two dots on the bottom line about 3.5 inches apart.

Lightly draw 2 horizontal lines on a piece of paper, about a centimeter apart. Add two dots on the bottom line about 3.5 inches apart.

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Make 2 dots on the upper line, approx. 3 inches diagonal to the first 2 dots. (Sorry the left dot can't be seen because my picture was cut) :(

Make 2 dots on the upper line, approx. 3 inches diagonal to the first 2 dots. (Sorry the left dot can't be seen because my picture was cut) :(

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Draw the eye's outline starting with the inner corner on the lower dot, and the outer corner on the upper dot. I usually do sort of a leaf shape.

Draw the eye's outline starting with the inner corner on the lower dot, and the outer corner on the upper dot. I usually do sort of a leaf shape.

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Draw a circle inside your eye and draw a curved line from the outer corner towards the inner corner, forming the creases.

Draw a circle inside your eye and draw a curved line from the outer corner towards the inner corner, forming the creases.

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Draw a small black circle on the center of the big circles.

Draw a small black circle on the center of the big circles.

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Draw a small square or circle on either sides of the small circles (iris). This should not be included when you shade.

Draw a small square or circle on either sides of the small circles (iris). This should not be included when you shade.

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Darken the upper part of the eyes where your lash line is at.

Darken the upper part of the eyes where your lash line is at.

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Lightly shade around the small circle.

Lightly shade around the small circle.

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In a darker tone, shade the remaining parts with small horizontal lines facing towards the iris. (As seen above)

In a darker tone, shade the remaining parts with small horizontal lines facing towards the iris. (As seen above)

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In the same pattern, add a second line above the lower portion of your eye, this would form your waterline.

In the same pattern, add a second line above the lower portion of your eye, this would form your waterline.

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Add your lashes!

Add your lashes!

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Draw another thin line above your crease which would serve as the pattern for your eyebrows.

Draw another thin line above your crease which would serve as the pattern for your eyebrows.

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With a darker shade, draw small hairs on the line starting from the inner corner with more hairs, following  the pattern you drew previously, lessening the number of hairs as you go.

With a darker shade, draw small hairs on the line starting from the inner corner with more hairs, following the pattern you drew previously, lessening the number of hairs as you go.

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Do the same on the other side. And with some minor detailing, you're done!

Do the same on the other side. And with some minor detailing, you're done!

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Thanks for checking this out! Feel free to comment on anything or make requests too! You could see some of my sketches on instagram: Missmonique627

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